4 cups rigatoni pasta (3/4 lbs.)
2 cloves of garlic – minced
1 (28 ounce) can of diced tomatoes
3 tbsp vodka
1/2 cup fresh parmigiano reggiano (grated)
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
3 tbsp heavy cream
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3/4 tsp red chili flakes (add more if you like more spice)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Originated in the 1970s, Vodka Rigatoni is an American-Italian fusion dish, with spicy and sharp flavours. What makes this dish very interesting is the vodka used to make the sauce.
Vodka rigatoni is prepared with a rich tomato sauce that uses vodka as an emulsifier; don’t worry! The alcohol evaporates while cooking, leaving behind a sharp acidic flavor. This sauce might not get you drunk, but it does make your mouth water with just its aroma.
Try this easy and quick sauce with this recipe today; it will surely leave you asking for more.
Tomatoes are rich with plenty of minerals and vitamins. They are known to prevent multiple gastrointestinal disorders, heart diseases and even cancer. They are abundant in Vitamins K1, B9, C and Potassium.
The dish also contains plenty of carbohydrates which are helpful in increasing energy levels. It is also incredibly beneficial for body builders and underweight people, who would like to bulk up and build more muscle.
Calories per serving: 490 Kcal
Fat per serving: 13 g
Carbohydrates per serving: 73 g
Protein per serving: 14 g
How to Make Rigatoni Ala
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